Furman Foundation aims to contribute its quota to Ghana’s developmental agenda through the spirited provision of a basic education that emphasizes not just outstanding intellectual development but moral and spiritual excellence. The school aspires to create an enabling platform for creative and meaningful discoveries in the course of knowledge acquisition.
Recognized as the “great equalizer” of human conditions, education remains a crucial vehicle for societal progress. FFS believes that a hefty investment of time and effort is vital to the pursuit of all educational goals that affect lives in a positive way. In the coming years, the school will vigorously pursue education from the perspective of Noah Webster who conceptualized it as the “series of instruction and discipline that is intended to:
i. Enlighten the understanding,
ii. Correct the temper,
iii. Form the habits and manners of youth and
iv. Fit them for usefulness in their future stations.”
The conspicuous disappearance of goal ii and goal iii from modern educational instruction is deeply worrying. It starkly reflects the extent to which scholarship has lost its utter nobility and that all-inclusive habit-refining objective. This explains why at FFS, there is a literal emphasis on the aforementioned objectives. These goals are at the core of decisions arrived at in relation to the education of the young at Furman Foundation School. By so doing, there will be the nurturing of dynamic students resourced with the needed discipline and grit not only to succeed but also to exude the love of Christ in their lives.
“Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
"And so the moment we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold into a library, we've changed their lives forever, and for the better." Barack Obama